Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review + Release Day: THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption…
Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad―an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.
Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him . . . and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?
Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.
Summary from Amazon

"The Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" ―Anna Todd, Internet Sensation & New York Times Bestselling Author of the After Series

The Lovely Reckless has everything I hope for in a book. Packed with the perfect blend of suspense, drama, romance, and heart, Kami Garcia has truly topped herself.” ―Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of November 9

A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself―all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” ―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series 

Rating: 4/5 stars

Wow. I havent't read a contemporary book in a while and I'm so glad I started it up again with this book!

Honestly, this book has everything. It's dangerous. Suspenseful. Murder. Theft. Action on action.  Forbidden love. You name it, it has it!

This book reminds me of a love story mixed with a little bit of Fast and the Furious and I just couldn't put it down. Kami's writing style is flowingly flawless, and the way that everything connects is genius. I could literally see this book playing out in my head like a movie (please get picked up)! 

After Frankie lost her boyfriend to a horrible crime she witnessed but can't exactly remember, she's sent to live with her dad who is an undercover cop. Her life basically flips upside down when she switches from a higher class high school and thrown into a public school - one which is covered in illegal street racing. Her dad  Shortly after, Frankie meets Marco, and things escalate from there! I feel like the story really picks up after the two meet, and it went from 0 to 100 real quick!

The only thing I deducted from the rating was the insta-love. Though I looved Frankie and Marco together, insta-love in books throw me off. I think it's because realistically, that stuff just doesn't happen as easy in real life, and occasionally, I'll find myself either rolling my eyes or skipping over a part. BUT... I did get over it real quick while reading this book!

So if you're looking for a quick read, or a book to help you get out of that horrible book slump you're in (like myself), this book is the one for you. It's fast paced and addicting, and it's one book you won't stop reading until you're finished.

If you've read this book, comment your favorite quote below!! I'd love to see them! 

 Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016, followed by THE X-FILESORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, a novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).
Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com and on Twitter and Instagram @kamigarcia.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gif Reaction/Review: A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.
Let me just start out with this: 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: NEIL by Sybil Bartel

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Ex-Danish Military Special Forces, built like a legend, and uncompromising in every way—Neil Christensen didn’t walk into my life. The Viking-sized warrior crashed it like a hurricane.

The moment he showed up at my strip club, my life fell to shit. South Florida's most ruthless motorcycle gang, the cops, the Feds—they all want something I don’t have, something the Viking took from me.

I thought I could run, but the motorcycle gang caught me. Now the only thing standing between me and an unmarked grave is a warrior I don’t trust.

I’m not afraid to die, but I am terrified of weathering the storm. Because when a Viking decides to unleash his fury, no one is going to come out unscathed.

Warning: This book contains alpha heroes, offensive language, violence and sexual situations. Mature audiences only. 18+

NEIL is a full-length, standalone novel and is the second book in the Uncompromising Series.

TALON, the first book in the Uncompromising Series is also a full-length standalone novel and is available now.

The door shut but his scent didn’t leave the room. 

“You’re still here.” I didn’t bother looking. I knew he was standing there like you knew when a hurricane was coming. The air snapped, your skin crawled and the pit of your stomach refused to settle down.

He didn’t answer and I wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction of verbally squirming. Ignoring him, I put my tips in my purse and pulled out my next outfit. Hands shaking, my back to him, I stepped out of my G-string. I’d been naked so many times I’d lost count, but this? This felt like I was stripping down to my fears and revealing my soul. Insecurities I thought I’d buried floated to the surface as I tried to pull up a white thong without giving him an eyeful. 

Pissed that I was letting a man get to me, I yanked up the stupid underwear, tugged the short white skirt over my hips and put on the white lace bra. It wasn’t until I had one arm in the tight nurse’s top that Viking stopped me.

His huge hand cupped my nape and his breath touched my ear. “You are not wearing this.”

I flinched but my voice still came out defiant. “Yes, I am.”

Without touching my skin, his other hand dragged the top off my arm. His voice lowered and his accent got even thicker. “Take your skirt off.”

The hair on the back of my neck rose. “I’m gonna. In about five minutes.” My heartbeat in my throat, I turned up the attitude. “Grab a seat and pull your wallet out. You can watch the whole damn show.”

The air shifted and his scent got stronger. He reached around me and slapped a wad of money on the makeup counter. “Take it off.”

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author photoSybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Cover Reveal, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway: CONFESSED by Nicola Rendell

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Title: Confessed

Author: Nicola Rendell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 15th

A brand new dirty, sexy, funny standalone romance...

Lucy Burchett is the heiress to a notoriously disastrous family, and she's left home for good. But when she runs a big, black pickup off the road, totaling it, she finds herself stuck in the middle of nowhere with the driver. He's got a body to die for and a hair-trigger temper. Vince Russo looks like a felon, but he's also pretty funny. He’s on the lam from the cops… and a psychopathic, Russian mob boss who wants to put his balls on a barbeque. Literally.

After a night of ill-advised cocktails and bathroom-wrecking sex, Vince just can't get Lucy off his mind. But he's got plans to rob her. And Lucy’s life is about to get a little bit criminal too.

But can a bad boy and a good girl really escape from their troubles together? Can they trust each other at all?

In the steady march of disasters that follow them west, they fight and they laugh. They tease and they’re tender. They’re either oil and water, or chocolate and peanut butter.

Except, they can’t run from the real world forever. And there’s a hell of a surprise in store for both of them…

Series Tour + Excerpt: THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY by Heather Lyons


THE COLLECTORSSOCIETY (The CollectorsSociety, #1) 

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

* This is the first book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors' Society series.